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New research has suggested that British people are becoming even more addicted to their mobile phones, with more than half of adults and two-thirds of teenagers saying that “they have used their smartphone while socializing with others”. But according to the following infographic, across the pond, American mobile users love their phones even more with one third saying they would rather give up sex than part with their phone (there’s always Internet porn right?)

66% of those questioned said they sleep with their phone next to them (I can identify with that) and 28% of iPhone users would rather not see their “significant other” for a week instead of giving up their phone.

Can you identify with any of these stats?  Would you give up sex in favour of your mobile phone? Would you sacrifice partners because of your iPhone? Do you sleep with an Android in your bed? Let us know in the comments.

Infographic via Telenav, Image Credit : Kazatzka

  1. LaoTzu
    September 9, 2011 at 8:42 am

    31% of people check their phones while watching a film.???..some advice for these sad lonely selfish people, please do not go to the cinema, as most normal people like to watch the movie in peace...thank you

  2. Anonymous
    September 4, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I sleep with my mobile phone...it wakes me in the morning.

    • Mark O'Neill
      September 4, 2011 at 8:23 am

      and the good thing is....it doesn't snore!  And it doesn't steal the bed sheets away during the night.

  3. MikeFive
    September 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    If anyone is willing to give up all of those things listed to keep a phone, commitment to a  mental institution is in order.

    • Mark O'Neill
      September 4, 2011 at 8:24 am

      LOL!  Well it's only a theoretical question!  We can have all of it in real life :-)

  4. Tl567
    September 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Having a laptop is better. but having an Android OS phone is heaven. but i dont use it much for calls. mostly for playing music

    • Mark O'Neill
      September 2, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      yeah funny that.  My iPod has barely seen the light of day since I got my Android :-)  The battery on the Android sucks though for playing music.

      • gina k.
        September 29, 2011 at 10:30 am

        I've recently experienced using Android on a Galaxy S. Previous to that I had just discovered my iPod Touch. Let my phone lapse but luckily I rigged my iPOD to work like an iphone through my WiFi/Google/Talkatone apps (for free). Still tended to use my ipod even when my phone was up & running. Prob because its jailbroken and I have over 300 apps (free) and 45gigs still available! I love my ipod! Your right about the Android battery sucking, even when I kill the running apps. Maybe I should try rooting my phone...love the infinity of apps available for my ipod!

  5. Beth 'Boo' Graveman
    August 31, 2011 at 4:38 am

    My cellphone is almost always on silent unless I am expecting a call. I take it out and look at it every once in awhile to check my email and messages but I could definitely go through life without mine. I'm a 24 year old female who was born in the wrong time period. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go turn over my record.

    • Mark O'Neill
      August 31, 2011 at 8:35 am

      I think you and I are alike in these ways. I actually don't like talking on the phone but I have an Android purely for playing with the apps and for talking to my wife.  

      And up until a few years ago, I had a really big record collection.  In some respects, I prefer old over new.

  6. Jeffery Fabish
    August 30, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I don't have a mobile phone, or a sex life. Wheres my trade off? ;)

    • Mark O'Neill
      August 30, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      You don't have a mobile phone?  Wow, that's unusual.  Even babies in their prams have iPhones pressed to their ears these days.

      • Mulder
        September 2, 2011 at 3:12 pm

        I do not have a mobile phone, either. So, either I live a sheltered life, or I don't want people bothering me 24 hours a day with useless minutiae.

        • Mark O'Neill
          September 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm

          It's good to have one in your pocket when you go out in case of emergencies and you need to call someone to come pick you up, such as a medical issue or if you've missed the last bus of the night.

        • Aibek
          September 3, 2011 at 10:13 am

          Lately I started experimenting by turning of my iphone before I go to sleep and put it back on only around lunchtime next day. I loved it. Feel much more releived this way. Give it a try! :)

        • Mark O'Neill
          September 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm

          That wouldn't work because we use the alarm clock on the phone to wake us up in the morning :-)

    • Zulunot
      September 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      No sex life?? that sure is disturbing.....

      • Mark O'Neill
        September 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm

        It's not for everyone, and for some they just haven't found someone they care about enough. Don't pass judgment :-)

  7. flutterbird
    August 30, 2011 at 3:42 am

    Hmm, the infograph asks if you are "willing to give your mobile phone up for a week ... or ..." I think there are allot of things people would be willing to give up for a week (it's only a week, after all) than their mobile phones.
    I'd be interested to see how drastically the results changed if "week" were to be replaced by "month" or (GASP!) even "year!"

    Love the story! Thanks!

    ~

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